EPOCH Announces Cast of ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’
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September 4, 2017
EPOCH Announces Cast of Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
(Honolulu, HI)—Empowering People of Color Hawai‘i (EPOCH) is proud to announce that after a great audition turnout for Rajiv Joseph’s 2009 Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, co-directors Maseeh Ganjali and Edo Natasha have cast some of Hawai‘i’s finest talents for the second show of its inaugural season. Chosen as a 2008 Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts, this play explores sin, friendship, the meaning of life and death, and post-traumatic stress disorder through ghostly metaphors set against the Iraq War (2003-2011).
“The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.” -- Dramatists Play Service
Production run: November 10-19, 2017
TIGER: Saul Rollason
KEV: Javonta Light
TOM: Reb Allen
MUSA: Maseeh Ganjali
UDAY HUSSEIN/MAN: Dezmond Gilla
WOMAN/LEPER WOMAN: Zina Torab Zadeh
HADIA/GIRL: Sienna Aczon
A deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone who auditioned, and congratulations to those cast!